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32 Ford 5-Window Coupe Is Done

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 30, 2018 7:30 AM

Thank you guys!  Something that surprises me is the fact that no one has said anything about the taillights.  It was an idea I got from TV's Bitchin' Rides.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:26 PM

I just received my copy of the Scale Auto Newsletter in my email and this WIP was in the Readers Forum Checklist.  I don't know how these topics are picked, but I must be doing something right!  Thank you Scale Auto!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:00 PM

Hi Mike,

It just maybe that your posts and WIPs are well done, informative, interesting and result in nice models. 

Also, in regards to nobody mentioning the tail lights on the coupe it's probably that most who view it are not "street rod" savvy enough to know that particular cars lights didn't come that way. It does look good though.

See you on the 18th.

Barry

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Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:53 AM

Whoa, cool & groovy! Well done Mike! I had the gaping gap problem on one of the woodies I built and had to take mine apart and fill in the same way!

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:09 AM

Thank you Barry and Patrick!  I knew I had to block the gap somehow.  It just didn't seem right being able to look through the car via the fender gaps.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by Jimmy D. on Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:51 PM

Love it mrmike.....Great job!

mrmike

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mrmike

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Jimmy D.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, July 16, 2018 6:31 AM

Thank you Jimmy!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, July 16, 2018 11:31 AM

Been out of pocket for a bit.  Just got caught up.  Nice work with the detailing and the work around with the clearance issue.  Great job Mike.  Another home run!! YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, July 16, 2018 2:18 PM

Thank you mmthrax!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by MLOMAKA on Friday, July 20, 2018 8:31 AM
This looks great! So good to see how far your skills have come. Its a testimony to practice. I think no one is asking about the tail lights since that is one of those parts everyone seems to have their preference and personalizes their own. With that said, I am curious to what you used as I can't find a reference to them. I know I have had good results with the Monogram 37 Ford pieces. Mike

Mike Lomaka

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, July 30, 2018 9:42 AM

Thank you for the kind words Mike!  For the taillights, I used two short pieces of chrome sprue and mounted the round taillights that were almost the same diameter on them and mounted them to the frame just under the rear of the body.  I painted the taillight centers with Tamiya X-27 Clear Red.

Here you can see the length of the chrome sprue.  I used a tapered end sprue to fit the taillight under the body and next to the frame rail.

I wished I knew of a way to create "blue dots" for the taillights.  Those would have looked awesome!  

A fellow Club member is working on a '37 Ford right now and he is having a dickens of a time trying to get the frame and fenders attached to the body as it doesn't want to seat itself all the way on.  I told him to put the '37 Ford down and walk away from it for a day and the solution will present itself to him by then.  I wonder if he did?

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:46 AM

That's a neat solution, mrmike, thanx for the details and photos.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:40 PM

My pleasure!  That is what we are all here for!  To build a better model car which was this forum's mission statement!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, August 06, 2018 6:00 AM

The Lime Green looks good on your hot rod, Mike! Nice work! Cool Thumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, August 06, 2018 6:37 AM

Thank you Jr!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by bourque88 on Monday, August 13, 2018 12:01 PM

Real cool Mike!  Solid build!  I always enjoy your builds. 

Where is Spenser vacationing this summer? Hampton, Old Orchard :-)

Bob

Central Mass.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, August 13, 2018 3:44 PM

Thank you Bob!  I don't know about Spenser, but McNally is working through the summer.  But, he might take a few days off on Cape Cod...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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Posted by bourque88 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:59 AM

Sorry, yes of course, McNally!  Probably more of a Cape guy...

Bob

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Posted by Johnt on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:15 PM
Nice looking build!
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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:26 AM

Johnt
Nice looking build!
 

Thank you Johnt!

bourque88

Sorry, yes of course, McNally!  Probably more of a Cape guy...

 

Not a problem Bob!  I have made it known that I like Spenser For Hire as well.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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